Olivia Young

Freelance Writer

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Nature, Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, Tiny Living, Veganism, Zero-Waste


Olivia Young covers a wide range of environmental topics, from low-impact travel to conservation. She is passionate about tiny living, climate advocacy, and all things nature-related.


Olivia Young is a freelance journalist who has written for Business Insider, Matador Network, The Field, and The Zoe Report, where she covered sustainability in the beauty industry for two years. Before that, she worked as a publicist for outdoor brands.

Olivia is an avid hiker and part-time vanlifer whose passion for sustainability was prompted by seeing the effects of climate change firsthand while traveling. Over the years, she has learned about environmental issues through obsessive consumption of books and documentaries. She has been vegan since 2017 and strives for a zero-waste lifestyle daily.


Olivia earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ohio University in 2013.

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